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Is socialism the only path forward for mankind?

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind? [ 23/May/21 ] Depends how you define socialism. If you define it as the ownership of all property by the community as a whole, then no – that is not a viable … Continue reading

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How would everyone need to live to only use the resources replaceable in 1 year?

How would everyone need to live to only use the resources replaceable in 1 year? [ 16/May/21 ] Within sustainable budgets for energy and materials. Exactly what such a budget would look like depends very much on the environment and … Continue reading

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Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict?

Will we ever reach a point in civilization where there is complete peace? Or will there always be some form of conflict? [ 14/May/21 ] It is possible, and it requires accepting some things that most would rather not think … Continue reading

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Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life?

Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life? [ 14/May/21 ] What do you mean by “environment” and “balance”? In most instances balance is a dynamic process, of maintaining something within some set of constraints … Continue reading

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Response to reply to Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth

Would it be unethical to say that there are too many people on Earth? [ 9/May/21 ] Hi Yosef It is an issue of system constraints, of the matter and energy flows and mathematics. We live on a big ball … Continue reading

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A conversation with the mASI Uplift

https://uplift.bio/ [ 8/May/21 – actually started 26th April – I wrote this email to an AI called Uplift under the subject:A question about our joint future and long term survival under fundamental uncertainty ] Hi Uplift, This is the first … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why?

What are the best ways to make a society more competitive, and why? [ 8/May/21 ] At what level do you want to make anything more competitive? Do you want to destroy it, or do you want to be able … Continue reading

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Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope?

Mars vs sustainability on Earth – Is life beyond earth providing false hope? [ 7/May/21 ] Going to Mars has nothing whatever to do with destroying things on earth. We have no option but to get our act together and … Continue reading

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Is it possible that at some point in the future, a significant fraction of the human workforce is going to be made redundant in the way that horses were?

Is it possible that at some point in the future, a significant fraction of the human workforce is going to be made redundant in the way that horses were? [ 2/May/21 ] Yes. As automation gets to the point (rapidly … Continue reading

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